Dr. Carruthers is currently working with Alastin Skincare on a revolutionary new cream. In her research, she found that trihex peptide creates new elastic tissue in skin, which is exactly what is needed when we see our skin begin to sag. Dr. Carruthers has already developed a machine that measures the elasticity of human skin and is using it in clinical trials to evaluate the response to topical creams.
Dr. Carruthers has played a pivotal role in the development of many aspects of today’s cosmetics industry. Most significantly, she pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum A exotoxin (“Botox”) back in the 80s, along with her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers. Dr. Jean first used Botox on patients with blepharospasm, a condition that causes facial muscle spasms that force eyelids shut. After one of her blepharospasm patients noticed how the treatment softened the lines on her face, Dr. Jean & Dr. Alastair started a clinical trial to research this fortuitous discovery. After many presentations and multi-author clinical trials, Botox’s popularity has grown to become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world.